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Remembering Gustavo Barreda 

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS –MARCH 8, 2013 - The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College is sad to announce the loss of a retired staff member.   

Gustavo Barreda
Gustavo Barreda

Gustavo Barreda, a former Director of Administrative Computing and Enterprise Resource Planning, died earlier this week. He worked on this campus for 29 years, and is remembered fondly by current and many former members of the campus community.     

“He was never one to make you call him ‘Mr. Barrera’ and he always treated his and other university staff, and individuals outside of work with great respect,” said Abel De La Garza, Assistant Director of Enterprise Applications Services located in Tandy Hall. “For every Bosses’ Day that I can remember, he would ask to be taken to Valley International Country Club and always on a Thursday. It was a given, never did we question his choice and all his staff participated in the luncheon. He was always thoughtful when it came to his own staff’s birthdays, weddings and other celebrations. He was always the first one to donate for the birthday fund and enjoyed the cake with the fruit salad.” 

Gustavo was hired on June 14, 1982 as a Programmer Analyst III for Texas Southmost College. Within a year he was promoted to Director. He retired on June 17, 2011 as Director of Administrative Computing and Enterprise Resource Planning. 

Gustavo is a graduate of Brownsville High School. 

A viewing is set for 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at Sunset Funeral Home at 31201 Texas 100 in Brownsville. A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. 

The service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 11 at St. Cecelia Church at 606 West Ocean Blvd. in Los Fresnos. Burial will take place at Mont Meta Memorial Park at 26170 Texas 345 in San Benito. 

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